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Best Anime of 2015 Deliberations

Postby Andrew » Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:15 pm

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Join the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast as they break down the 2015 year of anime and pick their favorite titles of genres, characters, and of course the best of the best. This is a raw and nearly uncut recording of their deliberations.

Part 1: Action Genre
http://otakuspirit.com/2016/01/animecas ... ns-part-1/

Part 2: Adventure Genre, Fantasy Genre, Drama Genre
http://otakuspirit.com/2016/01/animecas ... ns-part-2/

Part 3: Ecchi Genre, Harem Genre, Comedy Genre
http://otakuspirit.com/2016/01/animecas ... ns-part-3/

Part 4: Horror/Mystery/Psycho, Sci-Fi/Mecha, Supernatural, Romance Genre.
http://otakuspirit.com/2016/01/animecas ... ns-part-4/

Part 5: Slice of Life, Animation, Art, and Kawaii categories.
http://otakuspirit.com/2016/01/animecas ... ns-part-5/

Part 6: Best of 2015, Must Visit/Revisit, Worst, Most Disappointing
http://otakuspirit.com/2016/01/animecas ... ns-part-6/

Part 7: Best Female, Best Male, Overall Lists Cleanup.
http://otakuspirit.com/2016/01/animecas ... ns-part-7/

Part 8: Best Music of 2015
http://otakuspirit.com/2016/01/animecas ... c-of-2015/

Note: Not all titles may be covered in each category. We swing back in the 7th part to pick up stragglers. This will be a 7 part deliberation with favorite moments and music following afterwards. All parts of the deliberations will be posted under this thread.

This is something new, and a learning experience for us. Despite this, we hope you all enjoy!
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Re: Best Anime of 2015 Deliberations

Postby Logan » Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:02 pm

Great list! One show that I feel like you guys may have forgotten about for action was Seven Deadly Sins :)

Here's my top 5 for action!

Spoiler:
1. Fate/Stay Night UBW
2. Seven Deadly Sins
3. Food Wars!
4. One Punch Man
5. Chivalry of a Failed Knight


Also like the uncut feel of the show! :D

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Re: Best Anime of 2015 Deliberations

Postby shikakage » Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:37 pm

I like this episode. :)

For a second I thought Chris wouldn't "osu". Scared the crap out of me. :lol:
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Re: Best Anime of 2015 Deliberations

Postby Chris » Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:19 pm

@shikakage Lol


@logan do not panic most of the missed shows got their due that is the epi 7 Andrew mentioned?
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Re: Best Anime of 2015 Deliberations

Postby Andrew » Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:21 pm

Glad to hear people are enjoying it so far. We weren't too sure how people would take it as raw as it is.

shikakage wrote:I like this episode. :)

For a second I thought Chris wouldn't "osu". Scared the crap out of me. :lol:

::peace::

Logan wrote:snip

Solid list, I love the idea of Food Wars as action show. Even if I don't favor it as much as you :)

7DS: don't worry, it's part of the final clean up:
OP wrote:Note: Not all titles may be covered in each category. We swing back in the 7th part to pick up stragglers.
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Re: Best Anime of 2015 Deliberations

Postby Logan » Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:28 pm

Andrew wrote:Solid list, I love the idea of Food Wars as action show. Even if I don't favor it as much as you :)


Thanks! For me Food Wars had a lot of tension and high impact moments which is why I would consider it "actiony" :lol:

Andrew wrote:7DS: don't worry, it's part of the final clean up:

Chris wrote:@logan do not panic most of the missed shows got their due that is the epi 7 Andrew mentioned?


That's what i get for not reading the whole post! :lol: Glad to hear it gets its dues though! :D

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Re: Best Anime of 2015 Deliberations

Postby Andrew » Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:51 am

Trying to shoot for a daily release btw, so stay tuned for each drop in this thread, my Twitter, or the main page. Or just add them to your listening device of choice and consume them as you wish.
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Re: Best Anime of 2015 Deliberations

Postby Mys145 » Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:40 am

I was wondering about something. Only one half of Unlimited Blade Works was actually aired in 2015. Would that influence your rankings or doesn't matter at all?

I can't really agree that Knights of Sidonia S2 is a better action show than One Punch Man. Then again I wouldn't have Unlimited Blade Works at all due to not watching it. In terms of action, Knights of Sidonia S2 had only one great action sequence. I would probably have Seraph of the End up in the top 5 as well.

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Re: Best Anime of 2015 Deliberations

Postby Andrew » Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:46 am

Mys145 wrote:I was wondering about something. Only one half of Unlimited Blade Works was actually aired in 2015. Would that influence your rankings or doesn't matter at all?

I can't really agree that Knights of Sidonia S2 is a better action show than One Punch Man. Then again I wouldn't have Unlimited Blade Works at all due to not watching it. In terms of action, Knights of Sidonia S2 had only one great action sequence. I would probably have Seraph of the End up in the top 5 as well.

Really comes down to taste and what the show had to offer. Sidonia 2 had tons of action scenes when you looks outside just the final combat sequences, pushing outside the realm of just in their mechs. And personally, while Genos sparring and Sea King are great, the show itself doesn't offer enough to me to stand up to Sidonia's offerings.

All taste like all top lists.
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Re: Best Anime of 2015 Deliberations

Postby Giant_Robot_Hug » Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:07 am

Hey Andrew and Chris, I love that you guys are doing this! Looking forward to listening to them.

I haven't finished the episode yet, but I had a couple thoughts..

A personal opinion here, but from the way you guys were talking in the beginning, I think you have too many categories. Breaking the shows down into so many sub-genres will take away from the shows that truly deserve to shine. Just my 2 cents. :D

A question about how you are judging these shows, that I hope you have not answered already. Using action as an example, are you judging based on the show with the best action, or the best show in the action genre?

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